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Friday, August 8

Kamasi Washington and the Next Step

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Bandleader and saxophonist Kamasi Washington is an exciting young player on the jazz scene today. The award-winning saxophonist is also a member of the groups the Gerald Wilson Bing Band and Luckman Jazz Orchestra and has performed with artists ranging from Billy Higgins and Wayne Shorter to Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, and Raphael Saadiq. Washington has performed at such festivals as the Playboy Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, and Radio Music Awards. 

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Jake Owen

Greek Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

Before becoming a country music sensation, Florida-born Joshua “Jake” Owen dreamed of becoming a professional golfer until a wakeboarding incident led to reconstructive surgery and left Owen unable to keep playing. He borrowed a neighbor’s guitar and began teaching himself to play, eventually playing country covers in bars before writing his own material and moving to Nashville. There he met producer Jimmy Ritchey and eventually executives at Sony BMG, who signed him to RCA Records and put out his debut album Startin’ with Me in 2006, producing the single “Yee Haw.” Owen toured in support of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, and excited ticket holders with his baritone voice and lively tunes. He also opened for Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Keith Urban. His second album Easy Does It in 2009 and spawned three more singles, “Don't Think I Can't Love You,” “Eight Second Ride,” and “Tell Me.” In 2011, Owen’s third album Barefoot Blue Jean Night was released, and both the title track and single “Alone with You” hit No. 1 on the country charts. 2013 saw a US concert stretch with Jason Aldean and his newest single “Days of Gold,” which precedes his fourth studio album of the same name due out in December.

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DRACULA / PHANTOM OF THE OPERA / THE WOLF MAN

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Though horror hero Lon Chaney had given the Universal some of its biggest hits in the silent era, the floodgates really opened in 1931 with Tod Browning's DRACULA. It's triple-billed with 1943's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - with the ever-mesmerizing Claude Rains as the tragic Phantom - and Lon Chaney Jr. in THE WOLF MAN.

 

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